Sometimes I feel as though certain ads are just taunting me to write a post slagging them off. This time it’s the Go Compare Advert. I have just had enough. Just because the Compare the Market advert was so successful with its adorable Russian oligarch Meerkat, the Go Compare people had to try and come up with a comic character which everyone is going to talk about.
What they came up with,however, was not a comical. It was tyrannical. A tenor that looks like John Thompson with an irritating, zig-zag moustache and a voice that assaults the ear drums. (This is particularly annoying as adverts are already so much louder for than the television programmes themselves.)
Another thing about these types of advert is that you know that they are destined to carry on with the feeble joke to create a hellish story that will have me throwing my remote control at the television for months to come.
Just in case there are any advertisers that think they can grab my attention with an annoying advert and this will sell your product, a-la, Oscar Wild, there’s nothing worse than being talked about, except not being talked about, then I am sure that I am not alone when I say, I make a particular point to not buy any product that has pissed me off with their adverts. So that’s a no to Nintendo Wii and DS. Fuck off, AOL and die Moonpig. Halifax with the bottle-lensed four-eyes, bank manager, Howard. You are not going to get any money out of me.